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Oct 2nd, 2019 at 9:17pm
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I plan on a hunting trip to New Zealand during the Easter 2020. (3/4 - 14/4). It is my intention to rent a car on arrival, hunt on public land and live off the backpack. I do not have any requirements for special exotic species, but would be well pleased to hunt feral goats or simmilar. Since I will be hunting with my longbow, it should probably provide enough challenges. The wife is in the stage of considering whether she wants to participate, if she decides to join me a mountain hunt is is a no go if she is also going to enjoy the trip. I found some interesting areas on the Department of Conservations webside and inspected some aerial photos, but if any of you would like to share some hands-on experience, feel free to send me a private messenge.
I would greatly appreciate any help


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Henrik
  
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Re: Danish traditional bowhunter looking for advise
Reply #1 - Oct 2nd, 2019 at 10:24pm
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Hey Henrik,

Are you heading to the north or south islands?
  
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Shankspony wrote on Oct 2nd, 2019 at 10:24pm:
Hey Henrik,

Are you heading to the north or south islands?


Hey

I have been looking into some areas of the taranaki on the central north Island. But I am open to any suggestions  Smiley
  
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taranaki would be awesome place for goats...they are everywhere....fallow deer and the odd red deer are there too,mostly on private land but plenty on DOC controlled land too.
if you are after quality and not interesting in slaughtering lots of animals ,I cant see you having trouble getting access to private land either.....there are plenty of homestay/bed n breakfast type set ups that MIGHT be able to sort you out with the hunting side aswell.
do your home work,surf the net for contacts,lots of emails later you should have a plan in place. keep in touch on these two forums,you are on a good starting place,someone may even offer to put you up and take you out.stranger things have happened.
  
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Reply #4 - Oct 3rd, 2019 at 8:10pm
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[quote author=15313B3321071C2D3B33580 link=1570004229/3#3 date=1570081868]taranaki would be awesome place for goats...they are everywhere....fallow deer and the odd red deer are there too,mostly on private land but plenty on DOC controlled land too.
if you are after quality and not interesting in slaughtering lots of animals ,I cant see you having trouble getting access to private land either.....there are plenty of homestay/bed n breakfast type set ups that MIGHT be able to sort you out with the hunting side aswell.
do your home work,surf the net for contacts,lots of emails later you should have a plan in place. keep in touch on these two forums,you are on a good starting place,someone may even offer to put you up and take you out.stranger things have happened.[/

Thanks for you answer. The taranaki area looks promising on the DOC webside. I am in no way interested in slaughtering lots of animals. That would be difficult with a tradbow anyway. A single kill would make a succesful trip. The chance to witness your country is half of the experience 🙂
  
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Reply #5 - Oct 4th, 2019 at 7:07am
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Im just north of Taranaki, and can most likely take you for a hunt. As long as i'm  not away on a trip.
Its just a bit far out to make any firm plans.
  
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Reply #6 - Oct 4th, 2019 at 7:30am
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same here, along way out, but if your in my area i could possibly show you around, Im in the top of the sth island, chamonix and thar in the south not the north
  
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[quote author=2E25372B2A1B292720440 link=1570004229/6#6 date=1570127440]same here, along way out, but if your in my area i could possibly show you around, Im in the top of the sth island, chamonix and thar in the south not the north[/

I would really love to hunt thar and chamonix some day, but i guess the terrain will be to much of a challence for the wife, as it is her first Backcountry hunt. I am pretty confident that I Will be back again for a prober mountain hunt on the South Island. Thank you for your kind offer  Smiley
  
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[quote author=4A5959445C121E1C2B0 link=1570004229/5#5 date=1570126049]Im just north of Taranaki, and can most likely take you for a hunt. As long as i'm  not away on a trip.
Its just a bit far out to make any firm plans.[/

Thanks for your kind offer! I will sent you a message when se get closer to the Hunt. I do, of course, not expect you to give away all your personal favorite spots. But could use some help regarding acces to the areas (roads, parking  etc.) And some tips and tricks to the style of hunting. I have never hunted pigs or goats before, but i guess the same principles as spot and Stalk deerhunting applies  Smiley
  
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Reply #9 - Jan 18th, 2020 at 7:30pm
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hej, stay in touch, im north island based but that time of the year i could well be in the south island high country hunting something or other. im just home from 3 weeks in dk, staying and hunting near horsens. danes are great hosts, very generous and friendly. i hunted with my recurve trying to get a roe but no luck, i was close on a few occasions but didnt get an arrow away, roe deer certainly are weary
  
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Re: Danish traditional bowhunter looking for advise
Reply #10 - Mar 10th, 2020 at 9:14am
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Hey Henrik,

I am in a very similar situation as you and will be there at the same time, a trad guy as well. I am incredibly green so I can't offer anything other than good luck, I am planning to hunt the south island out of a backpack and heli (if I can find someone who wants to split the bill and go camp out as well). Hope the trip pans out well for you and I hope we have favorable weather- Jim
  
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